Francis Suarez Reelected Miami Mayor In Landslide; Miami Beach Votes For 2AM Alcohol Cutoff

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez was reelected yesterday with a huge margin of victory.

Nearly 79% of voters chose Suarez, according to Miami-Dade’s election department.

Suarez has been credited with bringing droves of new residents and businesses to the city, and “shattered” fundraising records, according to the Herald.

In Miami Beach, a majority of voters were in favor of imposing a 2 AM ban on alcohol sales. Miami Beach mayor Dan Gelber campaigned in favor of the ban as a way to curb lawlessness related to excess partying by visitors to the city.

City commissioners will now move forward with legislating the ban.

In 2017, voters rejected a proposal for similar alcohol restrictions targeted at the Ocean Drive area. Now, the restrictions could be placed citywide, with some exceptions, including venues at large hotels.

Here’s the exact wording of the straw ballot on alcohol sale and consumption:

Non-Binding, Straw Ballot Question: Citywide – Changing Alcoholic Beverage Establishments Sales/Consumption Termination Time

City law allows, subject to exceptions, the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages at Alcoholic Beverage Establishments throughout the City, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m. the following day. Would you support changing this 5:00 a.m. termination time to 2:00 a.m. throughout the City, with specific locations and related restrictions and exceptions, to be determined by City Commission by Ordinance?

Miami Beach residents voted in favor of the restrictions by a 57-43 margin.

 

 

 

(photo: Francis Suarez)

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Anonymous
29 days ago

Just ban Spirit flights.

Anonymous
29 days ago

From atlanta and baltimore.

Anonymous
28 days ago

AND PHILLY

Anonymous
28 days ago

PERMANENTLY!

Anonymous
28 days ago

We should also run a credit check and a background check before anyone gets here….

Anonymous
29 days ago

The sky is the limit for Mr. Suarez, who was already elected one of the 50 most influential personalities in the world. Someone here said they hope to see you governor. Eloe is still young and has what it takes to be president of the USA. I’m a foreigner and you can be sure: the world loves Miami more and more and speaks highly of Mr. Suarez.

Anonymous
29 days ago

good news and more good news

Anonymous
29 days ago

He is kind of hot!

Anonymous
29 days ago

Kind a?
He’s the sexiest mayor in the U.S.

Anonymous
29 days ago

And the dumbest also.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Eh, that is a very high bar. Just for starters we have Bill DeBlasio in NYC, Bottoms in Atlanta (which now has Buckhead attempting to secede), and most major metropolitan areas including Portland, Washington, Chicago, and Washington DC are highly competitive. In fact, it’s amazing that citizens of these cities aren’t mourning their own laziness and stupidity by donning sackcloth and ashes and promising to pay closer attention to the next round of municipal elections.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Maxwell, stop it.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Who cares !! Look at his bulge 👖
That I want to indulge
And Je is sexy and macho
I want him, muchacho !!!
🙋🏼

Dumb dude.
20 days ago

Yup. Dumbest.

Anonymous
28 days ago

He won the election
And looking at him
I got an erection!!
👄 😋👅

Anonymous
29 days ago

The best republican out there. Hope he runs for governor in 5 years

Anonymous
29 days ago

Unfortunately, there’s no way a republican like him can win a primary in today’s republican party. He is anti-Trump after all. I personally think he has a better chance as a Democrat. He’s already pretty liberal on certain issues but he’s not part of the crazy woke mob.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Ummm he’s not anti-trump….he’s maybe not a Matt Gaetz buts not no Liz Cheney lol

Anonymous
29 days ago

Look at Virginia. He could totally win as Governor

Anonymous
29 days ago

About Virginia … Condolences to VA on becoming radically racist again according to the media… by electing a black female lieutenant governor and a Cuban-American attorney general, rejecting racial essentialism in schools, and replacing a Dem governor who wore an actual KKK outfit, 🤗

Anonymous
29 days ago

“It turns out that ‘everything I don’t like is white supremacy’ is not a good campaign message,” 🤗🤗

Anonymous
29 days ago

About Virginia… Glenn Youngkin of the GOP won the governorship; Winsome Sears won the lieutenant governorship, Jason Miyares won the race for Virginia Attorney General, and the General Assembly was reportedly won back by the GOP!!

“The domestic terrorists WOULD NOT BE SILENCED.” Megyn Kelly !! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Anonymous
29 days ago

MAGA showed up big time.

Anonymous
27 days ago

“About Virginia … Condolences to VA on becoming radically racist again according to the media… by electing a black female lieutenant governor and a Cuban-American attorney general, rejecting racial essentialism in schools”
This is nothing but empty tokenism. Putting ONE bootlicking black person in power while creating policies that work against the interests of the black community as a whole is phony and disingenuous. And wtf is “racial essentialism”, telling kids the truth that the country has a long history of racism?

Anonymous
29 days ago

I agree that he should switch to be more of a centric Democrat. We need more pragmatic dems, a la Stephanie Murphy in Orlando, instead of the woke brigade that’s making dems so toxic in much of the country.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Joe Manchin and Sinema, the 2 Democrats that opposed the high expending and the squad, are the ones that still represent the majority of the Democrats and Independents !

The Democratic Party is not a few Non cisgender non binary white chicks with pink hair talking crazy about climate change and boys in skirts using girls bathrooms!! 🤗

Anonymous
28 days ago

sure seems like they are…

Anonymous
28 days ago

agreed

Anonymous
29 days ago

Hes not Anti-Trump.
Suarez’s policies lineup with Trump’s Policy decisions nearly perfectly.

For one instance: Pro- Business.
As Mayor Suarez encouraged businesses, through policy and Twitter, to leave oppressive regimes and bring their production and investment to Miami.
President Trump, encouraged businesses, through the Tax Reform and Jobs Act and Twitter, to leave overseas tax sheltering corporate structures, and bring their production and investment back to the USA.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Yes….very similar in policy.
Question is, when will the Democrats begin their smear offensive?

Amazingly, they called Larry Elder (a Black American) “the face of White Supremacy”.
Huh?
How can that be?

These political operatives and manipulators expect, and count on, their followers to abandon their commonsense, disregard what they see with their eyes, tune out and ignore a person’s words, and they expect full compliance with the narrative that they invented to rule you.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Last night was a good start for Americans taking their country back. A hearty thank you goes to the freedom loving patriots in Virginia, New Jersey and elsewhere. The Democrats’ days of ruling and ruining are nation are limited.“

Let’s go Brandon !! 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

Anonymous
29 days ago

Anerica is musky Center right !!! Yesterday people proved that the Squad, the Bernie Sanders and the “ Anti-racist ( real racist against white peoples like Ibraim Kendi and Robin D’Angelo) are not what we want!!
Joe Reed from MSNBC Is sowing vitriol and hate since last night !!! Good for her ! 🤗🤗

Anonymous
29 days ago

Americans have generally always been freedom loving conservatives. The D.C. Swamp and Global Corporatists messed up tethering themselves to the woke globohomo agenda.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Amen 🤗🤗🤗🤗

Anonymous
29 days ago

^
“Last night was a good start for Americans taking their country back”

Um, who are the non-Americans that they’ll supposedly be taking back their country from?

Anonymous
29 days ago

The leftists like you !!! 🤗

Anonymous
28 days ago

umm those that reject American idealism. Those that even tho they are 5 generations in America still call a continent across the Atlantic their “home land”…Americans are taking it back from them..

Anonymous
29 days ago

America First.

Anonymous
29 days ago

You mean KKK first?!

Anonymous
29 days ago

Don’t be soo happy. The fat lady is NOT singing yet. Love will win over hate in the long run!

Anonymous
29 days ago

Elected Democrats politicians
are the ones that
Made America again dependent of the oil from Russia and Middle East
Has the border open and with an humanitarian crisis
Inflation
Taxation
Increase in crime
Opposing parents rights not to have their kids indoctrinated by leftist unionized teaches.
And Americans that hated the orange man are the ones that put a whispering sleeping vegetable on the White House !! 🤗🤗

Anonymous
29 days ago

And that explains what happened yesterday in Virginia !!!
A born Jamaican black woman
A Cuban American man
A Conservative white man
All elected by the people of Virginia
Not base on their color, race of religious believes… but by the fact that they are the opposite of what we have in the White House !! A rotten vegetable, corrupt and senile !!
🤗🤗

Anonymous
27 days ago

And that explains what happened yesterday in Virginia !!!
A born Jamaican black woman
A Cuban American man
A Conservative white man
All elected by the people of Virginia,”
Cubans are white, and the “born Jamaican black woman” was just a running mate, nobody cares about who their state’s Lt. Governor is.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Don’t forget Afganistán!! Too !! Biden owns that disaster!!! 🤨🤨🤨

Anonymous
27 days ago

Amazingly, they called Larry Elder (a Black American) “the face of White Supremacy”.
Huh?
How can that be?

Because he’s an UNCLE TOM. Have you never heard Malcolm X’s “house negro, field negro” speech or seen Samuel L. Jackson’s character in Django Unchanged?

Anonymous
29 days ago

Look it up. He didn’t support Trump in 2020. He can’t come out too anti-Trump or else the extreme Cuban right-wing wouldn’t vote for him.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Name ONE American company that move back to the US under the last administration.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Do your do diligence and you’ll found out plenty !!! 🤗

Anonymous
28 days ago

“Do diligence” 😂😭😂😭

Anonymous
29 days ago

Remember during Odumbass’ second term when Burger King bought Tim Hortons to move their tax domicile to of all places, Canada? Or immediately after Trump “lost,” Walmart switched a lot of their American supply chains back to Chinese?

Anonymous
27 days ago

Yeah, Trump “lost”. Quotation marks because there’s absolutely no doubt that every single election official, judge and Governor in multiple swing states, including several who are GOP and supported Trump, were flat out lying! #Electionfraud!

Anonymous
29 days ago

Thank God
We really can’ t afford the woke mob in FL.
Let NY and CA keep their AOCs and Pelosis

Anonymous
29 days ago

^
Yeah woke mob.. if it wasn’t for that “woke” democratic president named Jimmy Carter, that Cuban Mariel boatlift to Miami wouldn’t have happened.

Anonymous
29 days ago

I wish it never would have happened. Biggest mistake ever was allowing all of them to come over and skip the line in front of people who would actually benefit this country.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Yup.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Like is happening now at the border after the vegetable open the borders !! 🤗

Anonymous
29 days ago

Jimmy Carter still as bad as the vegetable in International politics!!
Remember Iran and The ayatollahs?
Cuba boat lift was Fidel opportunity, thanks to Carter to get rid of delinquents and empty the jails and sent them here to miami ! 🤗
Amd many of those Cubans that were not delinquents or mentally ill, ended up thriving and living the American dream of owning houses, business and not depending of the state welfare like many Americans born here !!! 🤗

Anonymous
29 days ago

What’s your point? The majority of Cubans and decedents you love to bash and tell how they should vote came during the 1950s and 60s.

Anonymous
29 days ago

DeSantis butts heads with Trump and he’s doing just fine.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Who said he’s anti Trump ? and nobody wants that woke sh€t from today’s Democrats

Anonymous
29 days ago

Sabatini, my friend. Suarez will probably run for county or state office.

Anonymous
29 days ago

He is doing an outstanding job!

Anonymous
29 days ago

Let’s see if he is really going to get homeless out of streets and parks now. Or was it just a promise?

Anonymous
29 days ago

The ordinance was adopted a couple months ago. The results take a while.

It also helps when you don’t have broken window theory enablers like Mana who make the situation worse.

Anonymous
27 days ago

How about getting them into homes firs, so they won’t have to be in streets or parks to begin with?

Anonymous
29 days ago

The best news from the night was the approval of the 2am ban. Clean up Miami Beach!

Anonymous
29 days ago

Haha.. Miami Beach is going to die now.

Anonymous
29 days ago

If by “die” you mean it will be more livable for the actual residents, then good!

Anonymous
29 days ago

Ocean Drive has been garbage for years. The businesses there need to start catering to a different crowd.

Anonymous
29 days ago

I hope the 2am curfew doesn’t push the Sobe crowd to the mainland

Anonymous
29 days ago

“I hope the 2am curfew doesn’t push the Sobe crowd to the mainland”

Hope Not !! 😵‍💫We have enough with the ones that stay at the Icon Tower and The Hyatt at Panorama Tower, before driving down to Sobe with their rented “sport cars” …. 😄😄😄

Anonymous
29 days ago

Yes! The Icon is terrible. I remember moving here and was looking to buy there, that is until I saw what it’s like after dark. What a shitshow.

Anonymous
24 days ago

I guess Miami Beach wants to kill off the rest of it’s tourism industry by cutting off Alcohol at 2 AM.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Good for Miami Beach.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Over 3,100 more people voted for 2am in 2021 than 2017.

Bandit
29 days ago

I hate off-cycle elections, they consider this shit a mandate and it’s like bro only 10 people voted cause no one knew there was an election…

Azarius
29 days ago

Have to do better with informing the public about said elections

Anonymous
29 days ago

LOL, “muh turnout.” Sore loser much?

Bandit
29 days ago

I don’t know why I’m being downvoted, there are 220K registered voters in the city of Miami and only 27K voted, I don’t think a 12% turnout is anything to be proud of… There needs to be more civic engagement on the part of the citizens…

Anonymous
29 days ago

Personally I didn’t downvote u, I just joined the chat…but I disagree with ur perspective. I argue municipal elections should not be during presidential elections, or any other high level election. You and I care about municipal issues, we read about development and permitting, we aren’t driven to vote for our local leaders based on whether they are pro or anti something national, on an off year election, we don’t get the down ticket voting. I argue these off year elections actually give a voice to those of us who care about LOCAL issues, keeping those that only care about national politics away. That’s my opinion, respectfully.

Bandit
29 days ago

Thank you for the respectful response, I disagree however, I think with municipal and county issues, when there is low voter turnout and just general lack of awareness that there are elections going on it can lead to special interests coming along and swaying a vote with a very small number of votes and then the rest get screwed. Maybe the solution is not getting rid of “off-cycle” elections but maybe more people being engaged in local politics. I also think that our two tier government where we have 15 municipalities and county government to contend with is not really a system that I agree with very much and can lead to a lot of disengagement because it just becomes so confusing. Sorry for the rant

Anonymous
29 days ago

If you aren’t engaged enough in your OWN neighborhood/community to know that there is an election, you haven’t earned a sit at the table.

Voting is more important and impactful than whining in a comments section.

Anonymous
29 days ago

“voice to those of us who care about LOCAL issues”

I agree. You have more well informed, more engaged, and more thoughtful voters.

Unfortunately, you can’t require people to be knowledgeable.
That is now called “disenfranchisement”.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Love the respectfulness of this sub chat hehe

Anonymous
29 days ago

Let me explain..
“Because no one knew” is ignorant.

Engaged citizens know that the first Tuesday in November is Election Day.

Some informed people know some…some people need a Facebook ad campaign and a pre-paid, pre-filled mail in ballot.

Anonymous
29 days ago

I wasn’t going to vote but I woke up early to support him.
He’s doing great things for Miami regardless of his affiliations or whether he likes Trump or Not.
It’s not about Trump it’s about what’s best for Miami. We need to keep our streets safe, our economy humming and our schools safe from CRT.

Anonymous
29 days ago

they call it a landslide but only 10% of the entire population actually voted and the guy got 80% of that. Roads are still crappy, no major movements on improving public transit but at least we get cafecito talk for another 4 years lol

Anonymous
29 days ago

The county has authority over the roads and transit. Go cry about it to your do-nothing Cava queen.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Miami-Dade is not responsible for the City of Miami. That would defeat the purpose of having an increase I. Municipal property taxes…it’s is very much the responsibility of municipalities and city governments.

24/7 security? Really?
29 days ago

Francis Suarez ran unopposed. He spent 8 years raising money from developers and sleazy lobbyists. Miami deserves better than a dude who forces the taxpayers to spend $1 Million per year on his 24/7 security / limo drivers.

Anonymous
29 days ago

The question is, does he have thirty-dollar ice cream in his freezer and gets chauffeured to a gym across town?

Anonymous
29 days ago

Miami beach 2am thing was sketchy…some will argue the mayor restricted the police to rise the crime, to use it as a reason for the 2am ban so he can help out his development friends to give them “special permitting” for pass 2am… not saying that’s it but some times conspiracies are reality.

Anonymous
29 days ago

dan gelber says he is going to transform SoBe but i wonder how is he going to do it.some audio files from a zoom meeting were leaked in which he talks about raising the height limits on new buildings and allow up to 50 stories on the entertainment district but where are they going to build them? as far as i know no land is available to build these skyscrapers, the only option would be tearing down some of the beautiful art deco buildings but that would be an architectural crime. developers are behind the 2 am alcohol ban and they expect to reap the benefits of the approval of this law. i hope they don’t turn SoBe into another sunny isles

Anonymous
29 days ago

Facadism is a thing, something done well, sometimes bad.

Charles Edward Stuart
29 days ago

Great Mayor….he is headed now to Glasgow for the COP26 Conference and as the VP of the US Conf. of Mayors. He is progressive on issues that effect Miami and its Future. That is Leadership! Bet he will be singled out too by the Brits and Prince Charles to get his views on Climate Change. Imagine that, a Republican that believes that there is climate change issues that will effect coastal cities like Miami and others globally.

Prior Statement from Mayor Suarez
29 days ago

“We want the world to know that mayors’ commitment to this fight is stronger than ever. American cities are feeling the effects of climate change, and that’s why mayors have been drivers of climate solutions. I’m thrilled that this delegation of climate leaders will be able to share and learn with others at this critical moment for our planet. We must work at all levels of government if we are going to solve this problem, and the solutions that cities across America are putting in place must be part of a global approach. The United States will continue to lead on climate change thanks to America’s mayors, and we are pleased to be a part of this historic conference.” – Francis Suarez

Anonymous
29 days ago

No China No Russia and No India in Glasgow.. only rich people with private jets and the poor loony girl that scream How dare you !!!
🤗

Anonymous
29 days ago

“Climate change” is code word for First World nations to lower their standard of living and eat bugs, so China, Russia, and India can do whatever they want.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Bingo !!! 🤗

Anonymous
29 days ago

when you vote in an election keep this in mind, primero cuba segundo cuba y tercero cuba

Fernando
29 days ago

Really wish he didn’t run basically unopposed. I like the job he’s doing, mostly, and would vote for him if I lived in Miami-proper, but politicians get off easily as it is.

Anonymous
29 days ago

joe carollo re-elected, hahahahaha

Anonymous
29 days ago

🤮🤮🤮🤮

Anonymous
29 days ago

Hopefully he gets 💩 done this time around!

Anonymous
29 days ago

Loser

Anonymous
29 days ago

Mayor of one of the fastest growing cities in America, maybe even the world. Ok…

Anonymous
29 days ago

congratulazhions estevan bobo new hialeah mayor, hialeah good papi, hialeah no tacky and speaks the best engliszs in the world

Anonymous
29 days ago

He got a shoutout from DJT this morning. America First baby!

Anonymous
29 days ago

HOW TRUMP’S ASS SMELL? ASK BOBO, OH BOVO!

Anonymous
29 days ago

This is really bad for Miami Beach. They just killed the goose that laid the golden eggs. I guess they are just too lazy to come up with a plan to enhance the beach’s night life, instead of destroying it. Now, all the major nightclubs are going to close their doors. Great job Miami Beach!

MiamiArchi
29 days ago

Not actually true. They’ve already said they would exclude Hotels and large venues with inside queuing.
So LIV, basement etc are all set to go.
Guarantee you Story will have their stuff figured out real quick.
Mangos and Clevelander are the ones that will get hit the worst.
Big question would be for the late night bars like Sweet Liberty, Lost Weekend etc…
Time will tell.

Anonymous
29 days ago

I would love for the city to allow some of these places to be open late, if they can satisfy some sort of review board on safely serving patrons, or something like that.

Because on one hand you dont wnat to unfairly kill businesses, but Miami Beach needs to get itself together. This aura of unfettered lawlessness just because you’re “going Miami yolo” isnt sustainable for that area. But its a tightrope walk, look at how Fort Lauderdale kicked itself in the teeth coming down overly harsh on spring break, which has somewhat recently came back. But for a long time, it was a big economic loss.

Anonymous
29 days ago

What are you talking about? Fort Lauderdale reimagined itself as an upscale place, although I wouldn’t expect you to know as Broward is a bad word here.

Anonymous
29 days ago

Major?
What do you mean by Major?

Notice the part where the Commission can still legislate in exceptions…
Like how about “Except for hotels with 1,000 rooms or more”

Anonymous
29 days ago

Don’t shut the entertainment… get rid off the crowd that’s the reason the entertainment are being shut down !! 😂